Langley City

This handmade banner hangs on the deck of a 204th Street complex, offering assurances that #WereInThisTogether. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

#WereInThisTogether: Elderly woman created Canadian-themed tribute banner

Know to hang decorations off their deck, a Langley City couple offer a few words of encouragement

  • Apr 27, 2020
This handmade banner hangs on the deck of a 204th Street complex, offering assurances that #WereInThisTogether. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Uli Beutel played his saxophone in honour of first responders each night for weeks in his Langley City neighbourhood. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Musician plays to honour Langley’s health workers

A nightly sax solo is in honour of emergency response workers during the pandemic

Uli Beutel played his saxophone in honour of first responders each night for weeks in his Langley City neighbourhood. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Tristan Connelly, moments before his hand was raised in victory at UFC Fight Night 158 in Vancouver (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

VIDEO: Langley City fighter Tristan Connelly is on hold during the COVID-19 outbreak

‘I’m just trying to be patient” says rising UFC star

Langley’s Tristan Connelly, moments before his hand was raised in victory at UFC Fight Night 158 in Vancouver (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)
Free playgrounds are closed, but so are rec facilities and the casino in Langley City, causing a financial issue for city halls. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Langley mayors worried about financial impact of COVID-19

It’s unknown how many households will be able to pay their property taxes

Free playgrounds are closed, but so are rec facilities and the casino in Langley City, causing a financial issue for city halls. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City artist Mike Hunniford, seen here on his third-floor balcony on Sunday, April 12th, has given up painting outdoors to help in the campaign to slow COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City artist Mike Hunniford, seen here on his third-floor balcony on Sunday, April 12th, has given up painting outdoors to help in the campaign to slow COVID-19 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Human rights complaint over Langley Pride flag tossed out

Human rights complaint over Langley Pride flag tossed out

Kari Simpson’s attempt to block Langley City’s flag raising has failed

Human rights complaint over Langley Pride flag tossed out
Artist Judy Pohl was painting hearts on storefront windows in Langley City on Wednesday, April 8, for the ‘Community Strong’ initiative launched by the Downtown Langley Business Association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Painting hearts to raise spirits in Langley City

‘Community Strong’ initiative by Downtown Langley Business Association

Artist Judy Pohl was painting hearts on storefront windows in Langley City on Wednesday, April 8, for the ‘Community Strong’ initiative launched by the Downtown Langley Business Association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Linwood Park community garden in Langley City is among the shut down gardens in the City and Township (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Langley community gardens remain closed

‘Confusion’ over status after province declares them an essential service

Linwood Park community garden in Langley City is among the shut down gardens in the City and Township (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Layoffs at Langley Township as COVID crisis takes jobs

Layoffs at Langley Township as COVID crisis takes jobs

Full time employees have not yet been affected by the crisis

Layoffs at Langley Township as COVID crisis takes jobs
People continued to gather at English Bay despite social distancing rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Langley has seen very few incidents, according to RCMP and local officials. (Gerry Green/Twitter)

Langley shows good grasp of social distancing

Only one major gathering has been brought to RCMP attention

People continued to gather at English Bay despite social distancing rules amid the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Langley has seen very few incidents, according to RCMP and local officials. (Gerry Green/Twitter)
Langley paramedic Vince Ford, seen here at his volunteer work with Kimz Angels distributing supplies to the homeless, was about to retire when the COVID-19 outbreak hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley paramedic postpones retirement to help battle COVID-19

This was supposed to be Vince Ford’s last month

Langley paramedic Vince Ford, seen here at his volunteer work with Kimz Angels distributing supplies to the homeless, was about to retire when the COVID-19 outbreak hit. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
James Jepson estimates he hasn’t left his apartment more than three times a week since the COVID-19 outbreak began (file)

Langley heart surgery patient rarely leaves home

James Jepson is especially vulnerable to the novel coronavirus

James Jepson estimates he hasn’t left his apartment more than three times a week since the COVID-19 outbreak began (file)
Banging drums, pots, and more – noises could be heard tonight as some Langley City residents make noise to show thanks to local health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. (Langley Advance Times)

COVID commotion in the City

Nightly, at 7 p.m. many Langley residents make some noise to say thanks to frontline workers

  • Mar 26, 2020
Banging drums, pots, and more – noises could be heard tonight as some Langley City residents make noise to show thanks to local health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. (Langley Advance Times)
Douglas Park playground. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

Langley City announces further closures to help stop COVID-19 spread

Public now barred from sports courts, outdoor gyms, community gardens, and the Sendall greenhouse

Douglas Park playground. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek is seeking a second term on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors (Langley Advance Times file)

Langley City mayor seeks re-election to Federation of Canadian Municipalities board

A way of promoting the “South of the Fraser” agenda, van den Broek says

Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek is seeking a second term on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) board of directors (Langley Advance Times file)
Starting Friday (March 20) all City-owned playgrounds, including this one at Lindwood Park, will close because the mayor says users are not practising social distancing. (Google Maps)

Langley City to close all public playgrounds to reduce spread of COVID-19

‘Public concerns that some playground users are not practicing social distancing,’ says mayor

Starting Friday (March 20) all City-owned playgrounds, including this one at Lindwood Park, will close because the mayor says users are not practising social distancing. (Google Maps)
Langley City maintenance supervisor Rey Damaso used a hydrogen-peroxide based cleaner to disinfect surfaces at the Timms community centre on Sunday, March 15th. Damaso said from cleaning once daily, surfaces are now being disinfected as often as six times. (Dan Ferguson/Langlley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langleys ramp up cleaning efforts at civic facilities

Facing a COVID-19 pandemic, the local municipalities communicate tips and efforts to the public

Langley City maintenance supervisor Rey Damaso used a hydrogen-peroxide based cleaner to disinfect surfaces at the Timms community centre on Sunday, March 15th. Damaso said from cleaning once daily, surfaces are now being disinfected as often as six times. (Dan Ferguson/Langlley Advance Times)
Council meetings in Langley Township could be held electronically if the coronavirus outbreak worsens. (Langley Advance Times files)

Electronic meetings considered for Langley Township council

The coronavirus has council considering how to meet without a large gathering

Council meetings in Langley Township could be held electronically if the coronavirus outbreak worsens. (Langley Advance Times files)
Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Chamber cancels March meeting

Coronavirus concerns are affecting a number of local events

Brad Kiendl is president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
An open house on the proposed Nicomekl plan on Wednesday, March 4th, featured a giant map of the area, with visitors invited to attach notes with feedback. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO Controversy over playground idea at open house for Langley City’s Nicomekl River District plan

Proposal that drew flak came from ‘blue sky’ session, CAO explained

An open house on the proposed Nicomekl plan on Wednesday, March 4th, featured a giant map of the area, with visitors invited to attach notes with feedback. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)